Together with regular screening, lifestyle changes that support colon health may also help lower your risk. You need to Eliminate Processed Meats, Cut Back on Red Meat and Meats Cooked at High Temperatures, Eat Veggies, Especially Cruciferous Veggies, Consume Friendly Bacteria (Probiotics) and Make Sure You Have Healthy Vitamin D LevelsView Thread
With removal of lymph nodes, you may have an abdominal drain to handle fluid that might collect in your abdomen. The tube will stay in place while you are in the hospital. It drains away any lymph or urine that may temporarily leak into your pelvis. Usually your doctor will remove this drain before you leave the hospital. But some men will leave the hospital with the drain and have it removed about a week later.View Thread
When a man in that age group goes to the doctor for a prostate checkup, he's generally given a blood test to determine the amount of PSA in his bloodstream. It's normal for a small amount of PSA to be found in the blood, but a higher-than-normal level can indicate one of a variety of unpleasant woes -- a prostate infection, inflammation, enlargement, or, in the worst case scenario, cancer. The best way to avoid a bad test score is to have a healthy prostate. While age-related changes in the body and heredity are factors in prostate health, lifestyle and diet also play significant roles. By making some relatively painless changes in how you live, you can maximize your chances of having a healthy prostate and a low PSA score. Here are five suggestions from experts.View Thread
To decrease risk of infection from the indwelling urethral catheter and later scarring, it is important to clean the urethral opening. Using soap and water wash around the urethra at the entry point of the Urethral twice a day. Rinse well. Place a small amount of Bacitracin ointment around the meatus. If a rash or skin irritation occurs with the Bacitracin, discontinue use and use K-Y lubricant.If your scrotum is swollen, wear supportive briefs or an athletic support. When resting, elevate your scrotum on a rolled towel. Scrotal swelling is common for up to a week but is harmless and painless.View Thread
Hi Yank, I am in total agreement with john as to what he says and for that tired feeling towards the regimen you can definitely have a word with any cancer therapist. I too did the same thing in Tulsa . if not eventually that feel will also go off!!View Thread
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